Flying to Walt Disney World will take longer due to this airline change

in Travel, Walt Disney World

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If you’re a frequent Walt Disney World Resort visitor from the UK, it just got a lot harder to get to the Most Magical Place on Earth. Popular airline TUI has just announced that its flights from the UK to Florida will land at Orlando Melbourne Airport.

Currently, those flying TUI to Disney World land at Orlando Stanford Airport, around 45 miles from Disney property. But with this new change, those flying TUI for their Walt Disney World vacations will be landing at Orlando Melbourne airport — which is around 80 miles from Disney property and can take roughly an hour and a half or even longer with traffic. This will naturally add to the travel time to and from the airport when coming and going from Disney. And if you’re anything like us, you know that a longer transportation time makes leaving Disney property even more difficult.

This change is being introduced in 2022 and will affect UK flights to Florida from Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, and London Gatwick.

Related: How to fly to Disney World for free: Money-saving tips

Seasoned Walt Disney World travelers know that Orlando International Airport (MCO) is the most popular choice for flights when visiting Disney: the Magical Express transports guests staying on property at a Disney Resort hotel to and from the airport, and often rides via the Magical Express bus only take as long as around 20 minutes.

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So if you’re interested in a shorter transportation time to and from the airport and you’re planning on visiting Walt Disney World from the UK, you can book your flight with airlines like British Airways and Virgin that offer direct flights to MCO.

Related: Virgin Holidays believed to be price gouging Disney World travelers

As always, we recommend booking your Walt Disney World Resort vacation with the Authorized Disney Vacation Planners at Academy Travel. They can help find you the best deals on flights and your resort hotel accommodations and can even coordinate your Magical Express shuttle transportation if you’re flying into Orlando International Airport! Academy Travel can also book your dining reservations and FastPass+. Click here for a free, no-obligation vacation quote from Academy Travel!

Does this new change from TUI affect which airline you decide to book for your future Walt Disney World vacations? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Source: The Sun 

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